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Biden to visit Lockheed Martin in Troy on Tuesday

The White House said the trip is to see the production of anti-tank Javelin missiles being sent to aid Ukraine.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the September jobs report, Friday, October 8, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Joe Biden will make his first visit to Alabama as President on Tuesday when he comes to tour Lockheed Martin in Troy.

According to a statement from the White House, the trip is to see the production of the anti-tank Javelin missiles assembled at the facility.

“The President will travel to Alabama to visit a Lockheed Martin facility which manufactures weapon systems such as Javelin anti-tank missiles, which the Biden-Harris Administration is providing Ukraine and which Ukrainians are using so effectively to defend against the Russian invasion,” the statement said.

Ukraine requested 500 missiles a day in March.

Speaking to reporters last week about a new military package to aid Ukraine, Biden referenced the missiles.

“Sometimes we will speak softly and carry a large Javelin, because we’re sending a lot of those in as well,” Biden said.

Although Biden will be visiting Troy, sources say there is nothing planned for any public engagements during the President’s visit.

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Jacob Holmes is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected]

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